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gkcromwell
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I have retirement income, no investments, and end up owing $10 to $12 thousand Is there a way/service to help me figure out how much more to take from monthly payments?

I am trying to determine how much more a month I should have withdrawn from my retirement income on a monthly basis to avoid owing the Feds at the end of the year.

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MichaelL1
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I have retirement income, no investments, and end up owing $10 to $12 thousand Is there a way/service to help me figure out how much more to take from monthly payments?

You can be very conservative and take what you owe now and divide by 12, and make extra payments of that amount, which would be $12,000 /12 or $1,000 more per month.

Or you can go to:

Other Tax Situations tab in TurboTax

then to Other Tax Forms

down to Form W-4 and Estimated Taxes and this will help project your overall taxes.

I prefer the first method, as you can have additional tax withheld from the retirement and then would not need to do estimated tax payments.  You may over withhold due the tax law changes for 2018, that is why I said conservative, but you would have no penalty. 

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MichaelL1
Level 15

I have retirement income, no investments, and end up owing $10 to $12 thousand Is there a way/service to help me figure out how much more to take from monthly payments?

You can be very conservative and take what you owe now and divide by 12, and make extra payments of that amount, which would be $12,000 /12 or $1,000 more per month.

Or you can go to:

Other Tax Situations tab in TurboTax

then to Other Tax Forms

down to Form W-4 and Estimated Taxes and this will help project your overall taxes.

I prefer the first method, as you can have additional tax withheld from the retirement and then would not need to do estimated tax payments.  You may over withhold due the tax law changes for 2018, that is why I said conservative, but you would have no penalty. 

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